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Manufacturing Leaders Podcast

On the go industry expertise

Cisco's Manufacturing Leaders is a biweekly podcast series designed to help you learn from the experts, anywhere anytime. Discover new the latest technology, trends, and best practices while gaining actionable insights from leading industry experts.

Manufacturing leaders season two

Season 2, Episode 6: 2021 Manufacturing Trends Part 1: Sustainability

As the COVID-19 crisis begins to wane, we face a new collective challenge: climate change. What does a sustainable manufacturing industry look like? Join Steve Gansen and I as we discuss these questions and more in this deep dive on all things manufacturing and sustainability.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Steve Gansen (Cisco)

Season 2, Episode 5: Stat Chat with IDC: COVID-19 and the New Normal

The end (of COVID) is upon us. As the vaccine rollout continues, Reid Paquin of IDC and I discuss COVID-19's effects a year on from its discovery and the new normal we now find ourselves pin.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Reid Paquin (IDC)

Season 2, Episode 4: The Kickoff: 2021 Manufacturing Trends Series

What better way to kick off the new year than to chat about emerging manufacturing industry trends? In this first episode of our miniseries on 2021 manufacturing trends, we outline topics of focus, including sustainability, data management and visibility, automation, and security.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Carlos Rojas (Cisco)

Season 2, Episode 3: Live from home: Cisco x Rockwell Automation (Rockwell Automation Fair 2020)

Join Cisco and Rockwell Automation as we discuss our critical partnership during the Rockwell Automation Fair at Home 2020. Hear from Johannes zu Eltz, VP of Market Access at Rockwell Automation, and Steve Gansen, a Manufacturing Sales Lead for the Americas at Cisco.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Johannes zu Eltz (Rockwell Automation)

Guest: Steve Gansen (Cisco)

Season 2, Episode 2: How to: Secure the Manufacturing Cell

Manufacturing facilities have never been more vulnerable to security breaches. As cyberattacks continue to rise, find out how you can be one step ahead with Work Cell Security.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Dave Cronberger (Cisco)

Season 2, Episode 1: We are back!

Manufacturing Leaders is back! A lot has changed since our last episode. As we re-launch the podcast, hear our take on COVID-19, trends, and what’s next for manufacturing.

Host: Mara Fowler (Cisco)

Guest: Wes Sylvester (Cisco)

Manufacturing leaders season one

Season 1, Episode 9: Maximize the value of your IoT data

Make the most of your IoT data. Learn how to manage it securely and effectively to drive new business insights and improve productivity.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Joe Malenfant (Cisco) & Mike Trojecki (Logicalis)

Season 1, Episode 8: Ensuring business value from your Industry 4.0 investments

In this episode we will reveal the best practices for adoption and integrations in order to avoid unneeded complexity and high costs.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Carlos Rojas (Cisco)

Season 1, Episode 7: Unleash the power of wireless!

Learn how connected and mobile technologies can increase productivity, reduce response and repair times, enhance recruitment, and improve plant safety.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Neil Heller (Cisco)

Season 1, Episode 6: Securely Connecting IT and OT – Enabling the workforce of the future

An exclusive interview with Rockwell discussing the value of our strategic partnership, the evolution of IT OT convergence, industrial security challenges and how to solve them, and opportunities for certification programs.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Carol Shumate (Rockwell Automation)

Season 1, Episode 5: Managed or unmanaged switches? Exploring the benefits of network automation

Discover how network automation can save time, improve worker safety, and protect against malicious cyber-attacks. Understand the pros and cons of managed and unmanaged switches from both IT and Operations perspectives.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Dave Cronberger (Cisco)

Season 1, Episode 4: Weakness at your boundaries

Every new connection point is an opportunity. And a risk. Operational Technology (OT) needs to take ownership of cybersecurity. But Information Technology (IT) holds the keys to expertise.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guest: Robert Albach (Cisco)

Season 1, Episode 3: Driving digital transformation through your front lines

Implementing change in the world of industry 4.0 depends first on getting employees to embrace the changes. Learn how to empower every employee to become a digital innovator and improve your bottom line.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guests: Cecile Willems (Cisco), Wes Sylvester (Cisco)

Season 1, Episode 2: Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 2)

When it comes to attracting new talent and retaining tribal knowledge within your organization, the hardest part can simply be figuring out where to start.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)”

Guests: Steve Gansen (Cisco), Dan Malyzsko (Malisko Engineering)

Season 1, Episode 1: Tackling the skills gap with strategy (Part 1)

The skills gap isn’t coming, it’s already here. The good news is that every manufacturer has the opportunity to not only overcome this unprecedented shortage of skilled labor but also take advantage of the opportunities that come with it to build a competitive edge.

Host: Caroline Hilla (Cisco)

Guests: Steve Gansen (Cisco), Dan Malyzsko (Malisko Engineering).